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Employment Specialist (IPS)

  • Full time
  • £23,713
  • Fife
  • Closing 17th June 2019

  • Advertised from 28th May 2019
  • 35 hours per week


Fife IPS (Individual Placement and Support) Service

The Fife IPS Partnership is seeking 2 full-time Employment Specialists using the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) approach, working in partnership with Fife Employment Access Trust and Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems across Fife.

This is an innovative project which started in April 2015 has secured substantial further funding from Opportunities Fife and the European Social Investment Fund and expects to continue the project beyond March 2020.

The successful candidate will proactively manage a caseload of individuals who have experienced mental health problems who are unemployed and/or currently off work. You will deliver the Individualised Placement and Support (IPS) evidence-based model of vocational rehabilitation for people with enduring mental health problems. Working directly with all relevant stakeholders: the individual, NHS Fife, Fife Council, GPs, employers, colleges, Job Centre Plus and Occupational Health to enable individuals to gain and retain employment.

You will be part of an enthusiastic dynamic team offering an inclusive, non-judgmental approach to support, and empower people to flourish by managing their mental health for life.

Application notes

Application packs are available from by e-mail to or telephone 01592 759371 / 01592 751859.

The closing date for all applications is 17th June 2019. Interviews will be held shortly afterwards.